I put some Kinesio Tex tapes (the original of course) on a patient at 11 am this morning. The patient went for an ultrasound scan at 4pm today and had to remove the Kinesio tapes.
Have a look at how effective it can be with the bruising. So make sure you (yes, you as the patient) get whoever is treating you to use the original Kinesio Tex tapes and not the copycat, imitation tapes.
Better still come to our clinics at Physio & Sports Solutions, we'll definitely get you better. And yes, we only use the genuine Kinesio Tex tapes.
Well, the pictures say it all. We can perhaps rename the French Open as the Nadal Open.
I couldn't watch the game today as the earlier start meant that I was still at work seeing patients while the match resumed after yesterday's rain delay. Fortunately, my wife recorded it for me and messaged me with updates.
I was hesitant about posting last night actually, especially after Djokovic won 8 games in a row from 0-2 down in the third set to win the set 6-2 and was leading 2-0 in the fourth set before Nadal won a game and the match was suspended again a second time with Nadal 1-2 behind in the fourth set.
I was afraid as the 2 previous times I wrote about Nadal, he lost.
After the rain delay, momentum was clearly on Djokovic's side as the soggier conditions clearly favoured him with Nadal unable to hit top spins properly as the balls became heavier due to the rain.
With his win, Nadal surpassed Bjorn Borg for the most number of French Open titles in history and tied him for the third most Grand Slam titles at 11. Only Pete Sampras and Roger Federer are ahead now with 14 and 16 titles respectively.
After losing the Australian Open to Djokovic early this year, Nadal has beaten him in their last 3 meetings. Dare I say, Wimbledon here we come.
While watching the French Open between Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic, I felt a sudden urge the write this down. Whatever the outcome, regardless who wins, history will be made.
If Rafa wins, he will be the owner of 7 French Open crowns, a brand new record. (Currently he is tied with Bjorn Borg with 6 titles each). If Novak wins, he will be the first player in the Open Era to hold all four majors since Rod Laver last achieved it in 1969.
So, can Novak pull it off? Well, I'm not even talking about Novak winning the French Open, not yet. My question is can he even beat Nadal in Paris?
They are meeting for the 33rd time, and playing the fourth straight Grand Slam final. Rafa leads 18-14 but has lost the last 3 Grand Slam finals. In fact, Nadal lost all seven times he play Djokovic last year. This year though, he's won the last 2 finals they played in Monte Carlo and Rome on his beloved red clay.
Djokovic saved four match points against Tsonga in the quarter finals and in the semis against Federer was 0-3 down in the second set, but broke Federer while Federer was serving for that set and won the set and match eventually.
Nadal hasn't lost a set so far in Paris this year and look most likely to wrenched back control of the rivalry, well at least on clay. Nadal's record here is currently an amazing 51-1, yes 51 victories and just 1 loss.
Either way, it's gonna be a history making match. No prizes for guessing I'll be rooting for Nadal.
Nadal leads 6-4, 5-3 and the match is temporarily suspended because of rain.....
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About Gino Ng
Prior to joining Physio Solutions and starting up Sports Solutions, Gino Ng worked as a senior sports physiotherapist at the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) from 1999-2009. He graduated with a double masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia on a SSC sponsorship.
Gino's position is perhaps most unique amongst sports physiotherapists in Singapore having seen all sides of the field as a practitioner, an athlete and as a patient.
His special interests are in the treatment of articular cartilage injuries having done research in the area whilst undergoing his postgraduate training. He specializes in treating sports injuries, as well as devising sports rehabilitation programmes after reconstructive surgeries to the shoulder, knee and ankle joints.
As a former national triathlete, Gino is a 2-time Singapore National Triathlon champion (2000-2001), National Duathlon champion (2001), 10-time winner of the National Vertical Marathon (1998-2001, 2004-2005, 2007-2010). He has also placed 4th at the 2001 Asian Duathlon Championships in Hong Kong and made several podium finishes in the Asian Cup Triathlon Series events over the years while holding down a full time job as a physiotherapist.
Partly as a result of his gruelling training regime, Gino needed 3 knee surgeries in 2002 and 2003. After which he made a comeback and placed 4th in the 2005 SEA Games triathlon event.
When not participating, Gino has kept close to sports, travelling widely with the Singapore medical teams for major overseas events such as the various SEA Games, 2002, 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2006 Asian Games and he is the only local Singaporean physiotherapist to have been to both the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Gino is also one of only three certified Kinesio Taping Instructors (CKTI) in Singapore and teaches the Kinesio Taping Level 1, 2 & 3 courses. He is also a frequent speaker at symposiums and sporting events.
While cycling last year, Gino had an accident and fractured his skull and spine. Thankfully, he is a lot better now and is back working part time. Having neck and back pain? Well, now you know who came back from a broken skull and back.